Port of Shadows (1938) Marcel Carné
Life’s a rotten business, says Jean, a deserter who arrives at night in Le Havre, looking to leave the country. He lucks into civilian clothes, a little bit of money, a passport, and a dog, and he also meets Nelly, a 17-year-old who’s grown up too fast. She’s the object of lust of men: including a boyfriend Maurice, her putative protector Zabel, and Lucien, a local hood. Jean falls for her, faces down Lucien, and gives her courage to stand on her own feet. A ship is leaving for Venezuela; can at least one of them be on it, or is that just a dream?
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British Documentary Film Movement
Director Marcel Carné
Writer Pierre Mac Orlan, Jacques Prévert
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